Diploma in Early Childhood Education


Course Duration: 2 Years 3 Months

Diploma in Early Childhood Education (DECE) is a two- year full-time program, that trains students to develop understanding of young children’s physical and mental needs together with their social, cognitive, creative and emotional development. This program provides students with strong foundation through innovative and experiential method to ensure a balance between the theoretical and practical knowledge in relation to early childhood education so as  to meet the challenges of today’s competitive world. Upon completing the program, graduates are capable of managing children from baby to six years old, facilitating their learning while practising pedagogical approaches. The curricula interweaves knowledge with practical experience and relevant skills, cultivating learners with the confidence and a wide range of skills required of careers in the industry, such as interpersonal, social, and problem-solving skills.

Core Subjects

• Child Growth and Development
• Social Studies in Early Childhood Education
• Curriculum in Early Childhood Education Malaysia
• Early-Childhood Care and Education in Malaysia
• Theory and Practice in Early-Childhood Education
• Language and Literacy
• Sciences and Mathematics for Young Children
• Creative Activities for Young Children
• Curriculum Design for Childhood Education


• Assessment for Childhood Education
• Safety, Health and Nutrition for Young Children
• Guidance of Young Children
• Young Children With Special Needs
• Computer in Early-Childhood Education
• Administration of Early-Childhood Programs
• Physical Activities for Young Children
• Basic Research in Early-Childhood Education

Elective Subjects

• Children in the Changing World
• Multilingualism and Multiculturalism in Early Childhood Education
• Behavioural and Emotional Chanllenges in Early Childhood Education
• Issues in Early Childhood Education

Entry Requirements

• SPM / O-Level : A pass in SPM / O-Level with a minimum of three (3) credits in any subject, or its equivalent
• UEC : A pass in Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) with a minimum of three (3) credits in any subject, or its equivalent
• Certificate : A Certificate in Early Childhood Education or in any field with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 or its equivalent
• Other : Other equivalent qualifications recognized by the Malaysian Government
• English Competency requirement for International Student : Achieve a minimum score of 5.0 in IELTS or its equivalent.

Career Opportunities

Early Childhood Educators
Kindergarten Teachers
Child Development Consultants
Art Teachers
Infant Nurseries

Other Related Courses

Bachelor in Psychology (Honours)
Bachelor of Early Childhood Educaion (Honours)
Bachelor of Education (Honours) (Guidance & Counselling)
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